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Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 16 9 a.m. to noon

Celebrate Earth Day and enhance one of Vallejo’s most beautiful waterways: Blue Rock Springs Creek flows year-round and occasionally needs a hand … yours!

Park for free at the Wardlaw Dog Park lot, then follow the path behind the dog park and cross the bridge. Wear comfortable clothes, sturdy shoes, hat, sunscreen, and gloves. It’s a family-friendly event (if you are under 18, you must be accompanied by an adult).

We’ll provide tools, buckets, water and refreshments. RSVP to info@VallejoWatershedAlliance.org or call (707) 652-7812. See you there!

Lake Chabot Needs Your Help!

Saturday, March 19 9 a.m. to Noon

Dan Foley Community Park : Boat Launch

Families are coming to Lake Chabot soon for the Inner-City Fishing Program, and we need to do a little shoreline improvement so they can reach the water. Wear sturdy clothes and shoes (waders if you have them), hat, sunscreen, and gloves. We’ll provide water and refreshments, as well as any tools that are needed. Enter the park at the east end of North Camino Alto, off Tuolumne past the Sutter Solano Medical Center.

Please RSVP by emailing info@VallejoWatershedAlliance.org or calling (707) 652-7812.

Glen Cove Restoration

Saturday, February 19 9 a.m. to noon

The Vallejo Watershed Alliance is delighted to partner with the Solano Resource Conservation District, GVRD, and the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation to continue work on the new habitat enhancement project at the Glen Cove Waterfront Park.

We are working on the planting plan for that day; a beach and park cleanup is included in the activity. We hope you’ll join us!

Wear sturdy clothes and closed-toe shoes, a hat, sunscreen, and gloves. Water, refreshments, and tools will be provided. RSVP to Info@VallejoWatershedAlliance.org.

Lake Dalwigk Restoration

Major restoration efforts are improving wildlife habitat at Lake Dalwigk.

Saturday, January 15, 2022 9 a.m. to Noon

Work continues on the major habitat restoration project at Lake Dalwigk … and we’d love your help! For this portion of the project, we will be supporting the newly-planted trees, planting native grass plugs if possible, and removing trash from the lake.

Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes, hat, sunscreen and gloves. We will provide all the necessary tools, as well as refreshments. Park on Fifth Street (at the Lemon St. end), near Lake Dalwigk Park. Walk down steps into park. Please RSVP to Info@VallejoWatershedAlliance.org or call (707) 652-7812.

PUBLIC INPUT OPPORTUNITY! The City of Vallejo, GVRD, Vallejo Flood & Wastewater District, Vallejo Watershed Alliance, and the Solano Resource Conservation District are preparing a grant application to beautify and improve Lake Dalwigk Park and the surrounding area. The objective of the proposed project is to improve access and the amenities of the park, such as path improvements, lighting, dog waste and water stations, etc. We would love your input! We’ll have surveys and information available at this event. If you cannot attend, please fill out the survey online. Thank you!

Seasons Greetings

Happy holidays and grateful thanks to all of you who worked with the Vallejo Watershed Alliance in 2021.

It was another challenging year, but DIY Cleanups were a great success in the early months, and we were thrilled to get back to in-person events later in the spring. (As always, if anyone wants to do their own mini cleanup, just let us know and we’ll make sure you have what you need.)

Over the course of the year, with your help, the Watershed Alliance hosted cleanups and/or habitat enhancement projects at Lake Dalwigk, Lake Chabot and Hanns Park, along Rindler Creek and Blue Rock Springs Creek. We celebrated summer with a BBQ at Blue Rock Springs Park, hosted a Lake Chabot informational meeting, participated in Coastal Cleanup Day, and kicked off a wonderful new project with the Solano Resource Conservation District and the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation at Glen Cove Waterfront Park.

Our next event will take place on Saturday, January 15 — we’ll be planting salt grass and creeping wild rye at Lake Dalwigk, and will be sure to send out a reminder with all the details in early January.

We wish you a joyous and healthy holiday season and look forward to 2022 with great anticipation.

Restoring Native Plants in Glen Cove

Saturday, November 20 9 a.m. to noon

The Vallejo Watershed Alliance is delighted to partner with the Solano Resource Conservation District and the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation to kick off planting for their new habitat enhancement project at the Glen Cove Waterfront Park.

A representative of the Tribe’s Cultural Resources Department will be on site and will give a briefing before the planting begins.

We will plant an 8-10 foot band of native grasses and shrubs along the top edge of the waterfront slope to help reduce erosion, and we hope you’ll join us!

Wear sturdy clothes and closed-toe shoes, a hat, sunscreen, and gloves. Water, refreshments, and tools will be provided. RSVP to Info@VallejoWatershedAlliance.org.

Interested in learning more about this project?

The Solano Resource Conservation District is hosting a community outreach webinar on Wednesday, October 27 at 6:00 p.m. For more information and the meeting’s zoom link, visit this webpage: www.solanorcd.org/glen-cove

Blue Rock Springs Creek Cleanup

Saturday, October 16 9 a.m. to Noon

Join us in a cleanup along Blue Rock Springs Creek in Vallejo! It’s a family-friendly event, open to all ages and abilities. Park at the Wardlaw Dog & Skate Park parking lot, then follow the path behind the dog park and cross the bridge. Wear comfortable clothes, sturdy shoes, hat, gloves and sunscreen. Bring a bucket and a refillable water bottle if you have them. We’ll provide tools, water and refreshments. See you there!

Additional Info: Participants under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult and have a waiver signed by parent or guardian. Waivers are available at VallejoWatershedAlliance.org, or email Info@VallejoWatershedAlliance.org.

To RSVP, call (707) 652-7812
or email Info@VallejoWatershedAlliance.org
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Coastal Cleanup Day is Back!

Join more than 65,000 volunteers across the state for the largest volunteer day on the planet! This vital community-building event takes place every September, encouraging residents to cleanup their local shorelines, rivers, creeks, lakes and inland waterways. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, September 18 from 9 a.m. to noon for the group event. Individual DIY cleanups are also taking place throughout the month of September: you select the time and place, and we’ll provide supplies (just email Info@VallejoWatershedAlliance.org to get started).

You can find your cleanup spot for the Sept. 18 event by calling (707) 645-8258 or emailing Info@ValcoreRecycling.org.

Additional Info

If you are under 18, you will need a parent or guardian to sign a waiver before participating. All cleanup supplies will be provided, but volunteers should wear sunscreen, sturdy shoes, a hat and gloves. If you have them, bring a bucket and reusable water bottle. When you check in at your cleanup location, you will be given trash bags, latex gloves and a data card to tally collected items.

This year’s local cleanups are made possible through the active participation of the cities and counties of Solano and Yolo, the California Coastal Commission, Vallejo Flood & Wastewater District, Valcore Recycling, Recology Vallejo, and the Greater Vallejo Recreation District.

Learn about Lake Chabot

Lake Chabot 2021 photo credit: Doug Darling

Vallejo Watershed Alliance Annual Meeting

Saturday, August 21      9 a.m. to Noon

Dan Foley Cultural Center, Vista Room

1499 North Camino Alto, Vallejo

One of Vallejo’s gems, Lake Chabot is a 55-acre reservoir, a beautiful spot enjoyed by walkers, fishermen, picnickers and more. Please  join us to learn about the lake, its history, and the results of our recent public use survey. Representatives from the Greater Vallejo Recreation District, Friends of Lake Chabot, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo Flood & Wastewater District, City of Vallejo and Solano Resource Conservation District will be on hand to share their roles and answer questions.

We’ll start at 9:00 with refreshments and introductions, with time to explore maps and other information about this watershed. The program will run from 9:15 until 11:00, when we’ll address group questions and suggestions. If time permits, Vallejo Watershed Alliance members will calendar activities for the next twelve months after that discussion. Members of the public are invited to come for the presentations or stay for the entire time.

RSVP to Info@VallejoWatershedAlliance.org or (707) 652-7812. 

Free refreshments and parking.

Helping & Celebrating!

The Alliance will host two events this month, and we’d love to see you at either or both!

On Monday, July 5 (9-11 a.m.), Friends of Lake Chabot and Vallejo Watershed Alliance volunteers will meet at the Dan Foley Community Park boat launch to help the park recover from the long weekend of Independence Day parties and celebrations. Each year, hundreds of people come to the park to celebrate and watch the Six Flags fireworks, and a significant amount of extra litter accumulates around the shoreline.

On Saturday, July 17 (9-noon), we celebrate you! Vallejo Watershed Alliance volunteers are invited to join us for a Thank You Lunch at Blue Rock Springs Park (lake picnic area). We start at 9 a.m. with an easy cleanup around the lake and park if you want, and have an early lunch to thank you for being with us throughout the year and helping make Vallejo a cleaner and safer place. If you can’t make it to the cleanup, you’re still welcome for lunch at 11:00, we’d love to see you. Please RSVP to Info@VallejoWatershedAlliance.org to let us know you are coming, so we can be sure to have enough food for all.